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,000 still stranded in this new jersey town. >>> crisis in new york. nearly half the city without power. at least two dozen dead, as the biggest hospitals fight to stay up and running. forced to evacuate the sickest patients down dark flights of stairs. >>> and, the aftermath. our team travels to the outer edges of the storm's fury, to towns demolished by a giant wall of water, where people were rescued from rooftops and sandy's misery stretches on. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with bill weir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, and terry moran in tom's river, new jersey, this is a special edition of "nightline," the perfect storm. october 31st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran and i'm in tom's river, new jersey, one of the hard-hit communities on the water in this state. the water that superstorm andy hurled against the atlantic seaboard from maryland, all the way up to new york city and beyond. so many communities utterly devastated. you can see this kind of scene, as you see behind me, mile after mile on this coast. and two days after landfall now, the
towards normalcy. >>> in new york this morning, more signs of life getting back to routine. the city's massive subway system is roaring back to life. except in hard-hit manhattan. >> more power is being restored to that area, as well. that's where we find abc's mark greenblatt once again this morning. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning to you. right now, the death toll from hurricane sandy stands at a grisly 74. and over in new jersey, there's a looming threat ona and ongoine from ruptured natural gas lines. but in this neighborhood in lower manhattan, the lights are on for the first morning since sandy struck. the nation's largest public transit system will begin rolling again this morning, but with limited service. some tunnels and stations remain flooded. and power is still out in much of downtown. but the lights began to turn back on in some areas near wall street. still, subways won't run yet to the city's financial district. traffic clogged the streets as people returned to work. new york city mayor bloomberg announced only vehicles with three or more occupants will
weir and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is fwhl until, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed away from relief efforts. not far from the starting blocks for the marathon, staten island is a wasteland of destruction. >> within seconds, my street was getting flooded with water. >> reporter: jennifer has been staying at this hilton garden inn since the storm forced her to evacuate. >> they didn't have jackets, they didn't have nothing. we had nothing for them, no diapers, we just literally ran for our lives. >> rep
moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 1st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and tonight, we bring you a fresh crisis in a community already decimated by superstorm sandy. tensions are running high over a dwindling supply of vital fuel and supplies on staten island. perhaps the least well known of new york city's five borrows. just a short ferry ride from manhattan, smack dab in the middle of new york harbor. so, that means it bore the brunt of the devastating flood surge. so, tonight, as search andless kupt continues, my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden is there. good evening, cynthia. >> reporter: good evening, terry. massive disaster are composed of small tragedies, one that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weath
of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is changing in waves. and what last night taught us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american e
resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 16th, 2012. >> good friday evening, i'm bill weir. well, only in america is it controversial for me to begin tonight's program by declaring that global warming is really happening. for doubters, 332-straight months of above average temperatures is not proof enough. and even among believers, there's a fight over who to blame, god or man, natural cycles of fossil fuels. the very words climate change were noticeably absent from this past election, but sandy brought them back in a big way and eager to fuel the conversation, two artists convinced they can help skeptics see climate change in ways scientists cannot. if you drive outside of juneau, alaska, past nugget falls and through the blueberry colored icebe icebergs, you will find mendenhall glacier. of what's left of it. >> the ice came out to right about here in 2007. >> reporter: wow. five years ago, we'd be bumping into the glacier right here. >> yeah. >> reporter: and if you time your visit just right, you might run into
resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 20th, 2012. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. thanksgiving's only two days away now, which means that holiday shopping frenzy is upon us. and if your christmas list is threatening to do major damage to your bank account, you're not alone. when it comes to finding the very best deals on everything from smartphones to cameras to toys, the answer may be only an app away. abc's sharyn alfonsi brings us the new tricks to saving big for our series, "easy money." >> reporter: meet the perillo family. three sisters in constant motion. it doesn't leave a lot of time for working parents, like sarah and chris perillo, to do a lot of holiday shopping. >> we look for online free shipping. anything we can do to avoid the malls and bring three kids to the malls. >> reporter: increasingly, families like the perillos who struggle to find time to shop and the best deals are turning to the internet. this year, for the first time, more than half of us will shop online, spe
, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 29th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, an important investigation raising controversial questions about how far is too far when it comes to physical discipline and control in schools? for most kids, the worst they've got to fear from unruly behavior in class is a trip to the principal's office. but in some schools, students are receiving far more severe treatment, like being locked in windowless cells or stuffed into bags. now, some of the footage you're about to see is not easy to watch. here's abc's brian ross with a "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows a high school student by the name on andre mccollins, in the lower right of the screen, about to go through what his school calls skin shock therapy for misbehavior. about 60 volts of therapy. there are no national standards for the punishments or restraints used on school children, including those like andre, with severe behavioral difficulty. >> i can't believe they call themselves humans and do such a thi
.t.a. here in new york city. >> oh, sure, okay. [cheers and applause] >> yeah. >> that's a busy job. >> yes. >> a lot to do? >> see a lot of these running around. >> yeah, i know. the rats? [laughter] >> oh. >> but those aren't made of rubber, so... >> oh, no, no, no. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> that one's looking kind of hungry. [laughter] >> well, let me tell you. we're gonna give you a fun halloween-themed question. you get it right and you get $1,000. >> okay, all right, all right. thank you. thank you. >> there's only one caveat to all of this. in order to play for $1,000, you have to also wear the wig that jason had on. >> is that the wig he just took off? >> what? >> is that-- >> that's the wig he just took off. it's fine. >> that's worth $100,000. >> [laughs] [audience whistling, cheering] [cheers and applause] got it? >> yes. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. now we're talking. >> i'm ready. >> okay, alan says he's ready. you guys, are you ready? [cheers and applause] then let's play millionaire. [dramatic musical flourish] all right, alan, or whoever you are. i'm so confused. a new race called "
, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out. you got all that cold sitting around. it could be in the 20s, easily. and the windchill will be even worse. i wanted to mention that. and then, i've got another threat, of course i do. wednesday into thursday, that cold air meets moisture in the south. does it sound familiar? it's not the same. i promise you, it's not the same. five-foot to ten-foot waves are possible. cold, wet rain on the coastline. and some snow heading to some of the inland and higher elevation areas. i'll have more on this and the nation's weather coming up. for now, back to dan. >> just what we do not need in the disaster zone. ginger, thank you. >>> this morning, the feds say they are taking action on that massive gas shortage that is crippling the storm zone. check out the lines. these are reminiscent of the 1970s gas crisis. people are starting to get very, very cranky out there. can this new action taken
the sky to the sea, clear parts of new york city are still a mess. some areas are still flooded, buried in sand. just aren't there anymore. >> it's a little disturbing. a little heart wrenching. my neighborhood got hit hard also. >> reporter: to get a better idea of what new yorkers are going through, we followed the new york police department on a search and recovery mission. this was the scene tuesday, when the aviation team had to be lowered into the flood zones to rescue five adults and one child from the rooftops of their home. >> it was pretty daring. it was pretty intense. pretty stressful. but those guys pulled it off. >> reporter: we're now flying over staten island, the hardest of the five boroughs to get to. and the devastation is unimaginable. it almost looks like a wrecking ball just came through and just swept those homes out. from this high up in the air, it almost looks like toothpicks just scattered everywhere across this borough. this staten island marina looks like a bunch of toy boats piled up. but from the water, we get a whole, new perspective. what are we looking
. let's go to mack kodar, live in new york city. >> reporter: for thousands who just got their power back they are once again in the dark because of this nor'easter which has slowed recovery efforts in hard hit areas. it is a one-two punch, nor'easter bringing fierce winds, wet heavy snow blanketing towns and citiesi4. >> our neighbors and friends. >> reporter: in new york and new jersey, 60,000 customers who got their power back after superstorm sandy, lost it all over again. are you frustrated with con ed? >> extremely so. there are some good(ku people at con ed working their hardest. as an organization, their response has been a scandal. >> reporter: new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. >> reporter: the snow forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm forced fema and the red cross off of stat 10 island which was decimated -- staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> everybody is devastated they don't know if they
news now," new york city, island of fear and frustration. people desperate days after sandy. >>> on staten island, a tragic picture of devastation and death is emerging. it's friday, november 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. and we'll get to those surreal scenes. really they are surreal from staten island in just a moment. >>> and also this half hour, running on empty. lines are getting longer, and temper, of course, getting shorter as people wait hour after hour trying to buy gasoline. >> the tough part, not just because people have longer commutes because the traffic is crazy, they need that gas for generators back at home because they have no power. gas, really, is a lifeline right now, waiting forever to get a fill-up. it's crazy. >> it's crazy. >>> also this half hour, we will turn our focus to the final four days in the race for the white house and how the candidates will make the most of their last big push on the campaign trail. it is
, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 15th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, we go on the air, intensifying missile attacks are pounding the gaza strip. part of an escalating conflict that has the world holding its breath, fearing a new war in the middle east could erupt at any moment. tensions between the israelis and palestinians are threatening to boil over, in a region still destabilized from the arab spring. abc's christiane amanpour reports from a middle east on the brink. christiane? >> reporter: cynthia, tonight, i can tell, you jerusalem where i am is extremely tense. here and around the world, everyone is watching to see who will make the next move in this increasingly deadly game of chess in the holy land. the last time there was this kind of violence was four years ago when israel conducted an air and ground invasion of gaza, it lasted three weeks and left more than 1,000 people dead. after days of tit for tat attacks between israelis and palestinians, the israeli military stepped up, launching what they call operati
if they need us to go elsewhere, we will. >> efforts continue, new york city marathon has been cancelled. 47,000 runners scheduled to take part in this race. the mayor and officials decided waits wrong to use resources when so many are in need. >> those of us who love the city and love this race recognize it wasn't a marathon if it wasn't a unifyingqv1 even. >> in addition to workers there, scores of red cross volunteers are in new york helping people you can help through the red cross textvbitye word red dros make a $10 donation, or, you can call 1-800-red cross. visit our web site we have a link there to the red cross web site. disney has given $2 million to the effort making monday a day of giving. >> four days before deciding who will lead the country, the labor department issued a poll sid report on jobs today. rates did pick up, but only because half a million people felt confident enough to rejoin and start looking for employment again. it's your voice, your vote. abc 7 news is here now with a look at the impoliticians of the numbers. >> if we saw a big swing, the jobs report would be
! this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like rapids. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike abruzzo. his house is completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> and my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, daddy, i want to go home. i told her it's going to be awhile, hon. she don't understand, she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. >> christmas plate. >> reporter: that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's cookies on it. >> reporter: for 48 hours, search teams have been hunting for two brothers, just 2 and 4 years old, swept out of their mother's arms after their car was caught in the floodwater. today, their small bodies were
has not yet been identified. >> east coast after days of deliberation and controversy new york city marathon has been cancelled. the decision that this is just not the right time to hold the race. power coming back to the skyline. the mayor says conedison hoping to have most of the outages resolved by tonight. 3.8 million homes and businesses in the east are still without power, down from 8.5 million. california is helping to get power back on. trucks are being loaded on to aircraft in riverside county. pg&e announced it's sending 100 workers to the zaft yefr zone to help in efforts. 150 others sent out this week. >> tensions running high among those affected by the hurricane. and the suburbs may have to wait for a week with a cold front coming up. death toll now stands at 97. 40 fatalities occurred in new york city. the damage could hit $50 billion, second only to hurricane katrina. >> dozens of red cross volunteers from the bay area in new york now helping with disaster relief. 50 volunteers on 10 day to three week missions servinging people displaced or without supplies thousands
moran in des moines, iowa. bill weir in manchester, new hampshire. and cynthia mcfadden in new york city. this is "nightline," november 5th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the sprint to the finish line with only 24 hours left in this presidential race, my co-anchors terry moran and bill weir on the trail with the candidates. we'll have their reports in a moment. >>> but first, the other story dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telethon on "gma." as of right now, viewers contributed a staggering amount, $15.7 million, which includes $3 million from samsung. if you can help, dial the number listed on the screen. we hope you will. >>> we turn to the election. terry moran on the trail with president obama today and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time
, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 8th, 2012. >> good evening, i'll bill weir. well, today in arizona, a 77-year-old man took his first free breath in 38 years. of course, people leave prison every day in this country, but what makes this moment extraordinary are the twists and turns that preceded it. the double homicide, the exwife's accusations, the desperate decades spent trying to prove innocence. abc's dan harris has been following this story for years, and brings us the very latest in this "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: you are looking at bill macumber's first breaths of freedom, after serving 38 years for a double murder he says he did not commit. >> big day, family day. >> reporter: this scene, the culmination of an astonishingly nasty fight between macumber and two powerful women. his ex-wife and also the governor of arizona. late today, at his first news conference, macumber cried when talking about the lawyers who fought to get him out. >> excuse me, excuse the emotion, but -- i'm here because of all these people. so -- i woul
weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 9th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. when president obama strode into the east room of the white house this afternoon, we all knew that job one of term two is to hammer out some sort of deal with republicans to keep the federal government from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. and we knew he would probably lay down some markers. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> but what we did not know about that moment is that the president was also thinking about finding a new director of the cia. after decorated four-star general david petraeus admitted an affair and resigned. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has the details. >> reporter: as cia director, david petraeus held all of
at your local mercedes-benz dealer. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >>> so we turn now to the strange tale of an american tech mogul at the center of an international murder mystery. a man whose name is synonymous with security, john mcafee, he built a fortune creating anti-virus software that protects come puputers around t world. now he is being chased by police across a tiny country in central america. and matt guttman reports from belize. >> reporter: john mcafee, a software savant, synonymous with security is synonymous with drugs, paranoia, and the murder of, mcafee's murder here in belize. tonight, 48 hours after his neighbor was shot point-blank in the back of the head, mcafee is on the run, telling wired magazine he drastically changed his appearance. police tell abc news the 67-year-old is a person of interest and is now being hunted by police even american officials still investigating the scene of the crime. >> when the police arrived at his property he saw them coming and he hid. he in fact says he dug himself into the sand and put
" continues from new york city with bill weir. >> years ago in a remote corner of zambia, i met an 8-year-old boy who grew up on a dirt floor under a thatched roof and whose best item of clothing happened to be a boston celtics t-shirt. he didn't know the means of the words on his chest, the shirt probably came from some pile of donation, but it showed the reach of the nba brand. you see this a lot. and tonight, there's some good-hearted men within the nba, trying to help similar children in ways that go far beyond second-hand t-shirts. here's jeffrey kofman. >> here we go. one last time. one last time. ready? recover. get them. >> reporter: they just might be the luckiest boys in africa. and maybe the world. >> excellent work, guys, excellent work. >> reporter: selected from 20 countries, flown here to johannesburg for four days of intensive basketball coaching -- >> basket one, far side, go. >> reporter: from some of the biggest names in the world of sports. >> nba, we are coming. >> nba, we are coming. >> reporter: that's nba, as in national basketball association. and that is nba all-
at $5.15. only from the postal service. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with bill weir. >> more than a few female film fans remember the first time they saw a shirtless young actor named brad pitt holster a hair dryer in "thelma and louise." and in the two decades since he's added humanitarian and family man to that heartthrob resume along with some darn fine performances and one very interesting chanel perfume ad. his latest film "killing them softly" has him as a suave hit man alongside james gandolfini, a guy who rarely does interviews. but the two could not resist a chat with my "nightline" co-anchor cynthia mcfadden. >> excuse me, ma'am. >> reporter: it was more than 20 years ago that a young actor played a sexy hitchhiker in "thelma and louise" and forever stole the hearts of millions of women. >> my goodness. >> reporter: but brad pitt wasn't just a romantic lead. his tough guy bona fides were cemented in films like "fight club." >> first rule of fight club, you do not talk about fight club. >> reporter: this week, he's opening in a new film, "killing them s
, dominick strauss-kahn, and the new york city hotel maid that accused him of sexual assault. prosecutors dropped charges against strauss-kahn. but the incident did end his political career and his marriage. >>> a new study out today urges the federal prison system to grant more early releases to disabled or terminally ill releases for economic and humanitarian reasons. there are about 218,000 federal prisoners. but fewer than one prisoner a year is granted a compassionate release. and caring for a seriously ill prisoner is much more expensive. >>> the american soldier accused of leaking a trove of classified documents to wikileaks will take the stand in military court again today. yesterday, private first class bradley manning made his first public statements since his arrest two years ago during a pretrial hearing. he wants his case tossed out, saying he suffered unlawful punishment during his first year of detention. >>> weather and those powerful storms pounding the west coast are not letting up this morning. take a look at this. parts of northern california are feeling the brunt of t
government, city employees have been working 24/7. >> new york city announced today that thousands of voters will cast their ballots at different polling places on tuesday because sandy damaged this places where they were originally assigned to vote. >>> sandy forced the cancellation of the new york city marathon, and hundreds of the runners decided instead to help storm victims. they raised money and gathered supplies. other runners, disappoint overall the cancellation of the marathon, ran the 26.2-miles in central park. >> crews loaded relief supplies on to freighters at oakland international airport. the giant 747 airliners will carry tons of relief supplies. one jet left this afternoon. another scheduled to take off later. the supplies came from the sharp arm my depot in tracy. >> disney and abc are making monday a day of giving to victims. disney is kicking it off with a $2 million donation to the american red cross and you can help by texting abc to 90999 to give $10 to relief efforts. you can also donate to the red cross by calling 1-800-helpnow or going ongoing to red cross.org/abc.
from new york city this morning, shows the continuing long line of cars waiting to fuel up. gas shortages continue to be found across the east coast, 60% of gas stations in new jersey are closed because they've run out of gas. 70% of stations are closed on long island. the shortage of fuel lead to one violence incident in queens. authorities arrested a motorist yesterday after he pointed a pistol at another motorist who complained when he tried to cut in line while waiting for gas. that man is facing 15 years in prison, if convicted. >>> superstorm sandy could mean trouble for holiday shopping. retail analysts are worried department store sales could fall because people on the east coast had to spend unexpected money on supplies. macy's and bloomingdale's had to shutdown 200 stores. retail chains are expected to benefit, including home depot annual mart. >>> parent company walt disney company announced two million dollar contribution to the victims of superstorm san we are doing everything we can, including the cash donation, plus encouraging our employees to donate on their ow
that. >> reporter: new york city kids went back to school today. most big apple subways up and running. and those gas lines, still long, but getting shorter, as the new supply makes its way to the battered storm zone. but in the hard-hit rockaways neighborhood, jane marino is at her breaking point. >> give us the services that everybody needs out here. we're desperate. >> reporter: after the storm, jane stayed behind with her elderly parents -- the ambulance for her mother couldn't make it through the sand-clogged streets. >> i've resorted to putting on the gas jets on the stove. >> reporter: they are among the 1.4 million people still without power in the wake of hurricane sandy -- 115,000 of them right here in new york city. with temperatures expected to dip below freezing tonight, hypothermia is a real threat especially for the elderly and young children. sandy's death toll is at 106 people. 40 in new york city alone. and the cold brings fresh fear. >> this evening nypd patrol officers will use loudspeakers to urge people to go where they can be warm. >> reporter: most shelters stil
from new york city with the story. >> there's my ticket to a dream take a look at that magic number in red. $425 million. no lines here on the upper west side. be an early bird, get your ticket, because as the frenzy builds and the wednesday night jackpot approaches, that line is expected to climb. a mad dash saturday night for the last-minute chance to win $325 million, the thanksgiving payout to be truly thankful for. >> somebody's got to win. >> reporter: but those six numbers seemed to be more elusive than a parking lot spot on black friday. the jackpot now swells to $425 million. the largest jackpot in powerball history. enough dough to buy 2,000 ferraris or the entire country of anguillas, twice. it also surpasses $365 million. the odds of winning your $425 million, still 1 in 175 million. that's about 25 times less likely than you winning an academy award. but don't let the odds flush your dreams away, somebody has to win it. like they say, you got to be in it to win it. the jackpot drawing is wednesday night. it could go higher than $425 million. the lump sum payout would be
now, let's give you a live picture of the macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york city underway now. gorgeous, sunny, kind of cold and kung fu panda doesn't seem to matter one bit. >> wow he's big. >> pablo sandoval, big in new york city. [ laughing ] >> we'll have more coming up. >>> check out this beautiful colorful sunrise from tamalpais, sausalito, san francisco to the south bay, gorgeous. temperatures warm, dallas 80, st. louis 70, 35 fargo, 37 great falls. upper 40s seattle and portland. one airport having issues, detroit flight arrival delays because of fog, a little rain around kansas city and seattle otherwise smooth sailing in san francisco, oakland and san jose. safe travels. >>> happening now 86th annual macy's parade in new york city is underway. the parade kicking off at 6:00 this morning.çf live picture now from the parade route. papa smurpf -- papa smurf, spider-man, 16 giant character balloons, 40 novelty, 28 floats. big headliner the man himself, looking forward that would be santa the city gave way 5,000 bleacher seats to families hit hardest by superstorm sandy,
the repair for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. and the fallout continues at lipa, the long island utility company that's under fire for its slow response to the storm. another top executive and a board member have resigned. >>> and next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie just announced he is running for re-election. christie's won praise and newfound popularity with the handling of the storm. he will seek another term next year so he can continue leading the state through what is inevitably going to be a long recovery. >>> and a blast of wintry weather is slamming parts of the northeast this morning, creating a sloppy mess for millions of commuters. the storm is bringing snow to pennsylvania, new jersey and new york. that's going to be mixed with rain along the coast. it could delay school openings and bring traffic to a crawl during the morning rush. not what you want to hear this morning. >>> for the latest on the snow, let's turn to accuweather and meteorologist jim dickey, telling us exactly what we can expect. >> good morn
and buildings in new york city and outlying areas that need a lot of help. here's a report. reporter: nypd patrols the dark streets, a welcome sight for residents who say the city has been slow to respond. >> you can see the houses. >> anthony says he'll never forget the night sandy came ashore, flooding his neighborhood with up to five feet of water. >> this is nothing i ever seen in my worst night may. scariest movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunteers that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was a whole sense t
damaged roads and buildings in new york city and outlying areas that need a lot of help. here's a report. reporter: nypd patrols the dark streets, a welcome sight for residents who say the city has been slow to respond. >> you can see the houses. >> anthony says he'll never forget the night sandy came ashore, flooding his neighborhood with up to five feet of water. >> this is nothing i ever seen in my worst night may. scariest movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunhave that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was
.nifw after the mayor a lot of surfers went out to try to test the waves. >> new york city taking steps to $sb" with these long gas line that's have plagued drivers since super storm sandy. >> instituting an o. dd-even gas rationing system. this triggered waits up to three hours and caused some tempers to flare. >> there is progress in efforts tomÑ restore power in the northeast. officials say almost all of connecticut homes and businesses now have power and fewer than 20,000 new york city customers remain in the dark. eight and a half million people lost power at the heist of the storm. >> the president will travel to new york thursday to view efforts from super storm sandy, meeting with families and traveling to the jersey coast last week. wide spread damage will likely make it the largest u.s. relief efforts since hurricane katrina. >> san jose police at the scene of a suspected homicide. authorities received a hang up call around 5:30 from a home on evangeline drive. officers found a woman's body inside of the home. >> police in a small eastern indiana town are investigating the death of
at the temperatures. charleston, west virginia, cold, 40, boston, 42 but everybody else in the 30s. new york city at 39. that means the outskirts outside of the city even colder closer to freezing and the windchills this morning are right there with you. i'd love to tell you it gets warm the next couple of mornings but people still getting power back in atlantic cities close to freezing by early tuesday. it's not going to be all that nice and then we have to talk about that storm, of course, you have that jet stream holding on to the cold air that will grab moisture down in the southeast and that's where it picks up the pace and it starts to form the nor'easter. you'll have rain showers from the carolinas on tuesday down into florida, then for your wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast, 40 to 50-mile-per-hour winds, and then by thursday it really mixes in with some cold air, coastal new england gets the rain, back here in upstate new york, the poconos into the snow. how much and what to expect. here it is, 1 to 3 inches of rain, 6 to 12-foot waves and,
. but everybody else in the 30s. new york city 39. the outskirts outside of the city even colder. closer to freezing. . the windshields this morning are right there with you. as people getting power back, stay in the 30s not only for nyc but atlantic city. freezing by early tuesday. we have to talk about this storm, of course, you got that jet stream holding on to that cold air. grab some moisture down in the southeast and that's where it picks up the pace and it starts to form the nor'easter. rain show frers the carolinas tuesday down into florida. for wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast. and then by thursday, it really mixing with some cold air. coastal new england gets the rain. poconos getting into some of the know. how much and what to expect? here it is, one to three inches of rain. six to 12-foot waves. and that inland snow. >>> so many people still without power. all right, ginger, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to politics. we're in the final push before election day. your voice your vote. the latest abc news/washington post tracking
stations, in new york city, are closed. have run dry. it's being called an unprecedented gas crisis in the city. >>> also in this half hour though, we have gabby giffords' story. she came face to face with the man who shot her in court yesterday. her husband said that man may have put a bullet in her head, but he can't dent her spirit. we're going to hear from astronaut mark kelly about his former congresswoman wife. >>> the big announcement for walmart that is shaking up holiday shopping. black friday, starting earlier than ever. it's now moving to thursday, on thanksgiving. don't blame the messenger. >> that does not look like thanksgiving there. >> i love a bargain, but that does not look like fun. >> that's not exactly how you want to spend that wonderful, family day. >> all right, folks. >>> let's get right to the escalating gas crisis in the northeast. widespread rationing is expanding to include new york city and long island. abc's john muller is at a gas station right here in manhattan, where the lines have been extraordinarily long. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: g
of cold air. boy, new york city getting down to 39 with the snow tomorrow. d.c. in the pocket of cold, too. >> oh, we have a whole group >> oh, we have a whole group here from arkansas. they have a little gift for robin. feeling very much like the holidays. i'll bring it inside. >> thank you, ginger. >>> where to find the best bang for your buck this cyber monday? we have great tips for you. >>> the latest trend for documenting your life online. one woman's pregnancy told in 1 now snapshots over nine months. >>> and deck the studio. jonathan adler getting into the spirit. >>> and alicia keys live performing here on "gma." ♪ this girl is on fire i've been taking a multivitamin for years. centrum silver. both of us actually. our pharmacist recommended it. and that makes me feel pretty good about it. and then i heard about a study looking at multivitamins and the long term health benefits. and what do you know? they used centrum silver in the study. makes me feel even better, that's what i take. sorry, we take. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied.
, new york has canceled the iconic new york city marathon for the first time in history. 40,000 runners from all over the world sidelined. and even a lot of those athletes wondered how anyone ever thought they could possibly run when so many communities around them are suffering. abc's dan harris now on this huge controversy, the big decision and the breaking news tonight. dan? >> reporter: diane, good evening. as you know, the mayor really wanted this race to be run. he hoped it would be a sign of resilience and unity in this crippled city, but he admitted tonight it had instead become a source of controversy beyond an division. it was scenes like this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. yeah, this is my house. it used to be over there. >> reporter: juxtaposed against scenes like this -- fancy port-a-potties -- that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pallets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truly did not sit well with many in this ci
are scheduled to reopen tomorrow. today's new york city marathon has been cancelled. fema funds have been approved to repair damaged roads and building in new york city and outlying areas that still need a lot of help. abc news reporter robert reports. >>> the nypd patrols the dark streets surrounding this beach, a welcome site for residence, who say the city has been slow to respond to their crisis. >> you could feel the house move. anthony said he will never forget the night sandy came ashore, flooding his neighborhood with up to five feet of water. >> this is like nothing you have ever seen in my worst nightmare. the scariest movie i've ever seen times ten. >> he used this to rope to rescue three neighbors by pulling them off their roof and into his second story bedroom but he would rather talk about the hundreds of volunteers who descended on his neighborhood over the past few days. >> but the heroes are the people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and towels and everything. the people around here because nobody else did nothing for us. >> it started of
and then went across northern california, oregon, washington, even to their former home in new york city? they started that in january and were wondering if they were doing that this time around. we talk to the giants management and they say probably but it is still too early to plan. right now they are just savoring the moment. line at san francisco city hall, caroline tyler, abc 7 news. >> hope they do that again. >> thanks very much. >> a lot of fans staked out their spots in the middle of the night. >> diehard fans waiting hours and hours to make sure they had a good view. laura anthony is live as well. you talk to a lot of happy fans today. >> happy, a little bit tired but got fired up ones their team took the stage here at the civic center. group that braved the cold, the rain. many were out here all night but they were surely not disappointed. they came from far and wide and came early to gather in san francisco's civic center plaza to celebrate the team that brought the world championship home. >> where are you from? >> sacramento. >> came all the way down here for this? >> yes,
. >>> he's the new york city nan -- and she's the new york city nanny is accused of taking lives of two children she was hired to ca ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> welcome back. let's check out live doppler 7 hd and all the doppler radars across california all showing the same thing, dry air, it is going to be warm everywhere today from 86 in big sur, low to mid 80s through the central valley, 64 tahoe, san diego 88 palm springs 94, better in los angeles warmer i should say 95°. >>> 6:45. the nanny charged with stabbing to death two children she cared for in new york city told detectives she was fed up with being bossed a
of cities certainly here in new york we pass homeless people every day just trying to get by. this cop went above and beyond the call of duty and showed an inspiring level of compassion. we'll show you the backstory on that coming up as well. >>> later you figure michael jordan can probably golf anywhere in the world he would like because he is air jordan after all. wait tell you hear why one golf course just banned him from playing there. that is coming up in "the skinny." wow, anyone bans one of the greatest sports legislates ever. >> that sounds like a bad business decision to me. i don't get it. >> i don't either. we'll explain it. >>> we begin with the $587 million question. just who are the lucky winners of the largest powerball payout ever? it's not me. >> nor me. surveillance video from suburban washington, d.c., shows a man certainly acting like a new multi-millionaire. the pictures capture him checking his ticket at a gas station in maryland. the clerk and several customers say he had all six numbers, he said he bought the ticket in arizona, but left without revealing his identity
. watch them warm up. new york city, by saturday, you're almost 60 degrees. by sunday, almost 70 degrees. that's a big warm push of air coming in from the plains, right into the northeast by the time we get to the weekend. but there's a cooling push into the west. and there's nine states that have winter storm watches and warnings in the west, as we watch our next big storm load up to move across the country. a quick look at the big board. it's warmer and milder in the middle of the country. it's drier in most of the east. and the northeast will catch up with the drier idea later today. >> that list of warm cities looked good. it was all brought to you by macy's. not only is there an east coast storm to talk about. there's a west coast storm to get really into detail with the next half hour. george, elizabeth? let's go back inside. >> the storms just keep coming around. >> chris christie said i'm waiting for the pestilence and the locusts. after -- >> how much more? how much more? you think about the heavy snow and what it's doing to the partially damaged trees after sandy. >> i'm just t
and a pony end up on the streets of new york city. >> is it illegal to advertise a job that pays less than minimum wage? the answer >>> checking healthy living news a study out today says that sofa in the living room likely holds toxic chemicals. uc researchers found 85% contained potentially toxic flame retardants that have been tied to serious health problems but america council says it saves lives by preventing fires from spreading. the study appears in environmental science and tech following journal. >> a drug commonly prescribed to control heart rhythm could prove fatal. a study suggests it increases the risk of death fr patients, it occurs when upper chambers contract chaoticly. a study says people who took it for six months had a 61% of dying. >> it seems a study find both on their own reduce chances of people with high cholesterol from die bug together had a rater affect. researchers say exercise can be moderate such as a brisk walk, just 30 minutes per day. >> first lady hosted military families and children to help decorate the white house for christmas part of the joining force
so we could care for the displaced pets in new york city following the aftermath of hurricane sandy and we're very gracious. >> reporter: more than 300 animals have been rescued by aspca 1307bdzers and along with distributing pet supplies and operating mobile clinics, the aspca helped nearly 16,000 animals in sandy-affected area. >> get an apartment so i'm basically bring him here where he can be taken care of because he's just like my child. >> the goal is to provide the people who have been displaced by hurricane sandy an opportunity to bring their pets in, board them for up to 30 days and really just focus on getting their lives back together. >> reporter: proving in the aftermath of devastation, our furry friends are never forgotten. rescuers say many pets not only need shelter but serious medical attention. in the coming weeks we hope to see lots of happy reunions but for those pets that can't find their families they will be in need of new hopes. >> a lot of animals. bazi, thank you for being here. we appreciate it. >> sure. >>> coming up on "good morning america" -- all in th
and could climb in the weeks ahead. new york city is ending gas rationing that started after sandy. most gas stations in the city are now up and running. >>> iran is accusing the u.s. navy of carrying out illegal and provocative acts in the persian gulf. in letters to the united nations, iran said the navy repeatedly violated its air space. the iranian ambassador claims u.s. jets and drones have flown over the country, disregarding radio warnings. >>> the young pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the taliban may not be going back to pakistan. 15-year-old malala yousufzai, who was shot in the head for speaking out for girls' education, could make britain her permanent home. her father is considering a job at the pakistani consulate. >>> and finally this morning, the white house is getting in the christmas spirit. first lady michelle obama and daughters, malia and sasha, received the christmas tree on friday, which arrived on a horse-drawn charge. it's from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putti
have their bases flooded more likely to fall over. >> this is the new york city police department. >> reporter: new york city is prepping again urging residents in the lowest lying areas to move out of the storm's path ago as parks, playgrounds and beaches are expected to close for 24 hours beginning at noon tomorrow. new jersey officials are watching the path of the storm closely. >> just when i thought i was going to start to get some more sleep we're going to get the nor'easter and i think it's going to be all hands on deck again. >> how much more can we take? >> reporter: at the peak of the power outages, more than 8.5 million people were without power. today, close to a million are still in the dark. and now the fear is that those who just got their power back may lose it again. >> why does it always happen we get creamed with a storm and then two days later there's another storm? >> reporter: elinda restaina, a mother of seven, is trying to work fast to salvage what she can before the next round of rain and wind. >> you can take our home but you can't take our heart. >> repo
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